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Dawson Forest

Average Rating:    (3.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

There are 3 seperate trails on the property. Two are around 7 miles long and one ( the blue trail- my favorite) is around 13 miles. These trails are well marked, and will provide a good Aerobic workout. Trails are shared by horses, but are are good shape. Does get muddy after rains. $5 daily use fee or $50 annual pass. Please respect the rights of other users, Horses can become spooked, but talking to them as you approach helps..
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Latitude
34.35449073165301
Longitude
-84.17106628417969
Trail Directions
Take Ga 400 north out of Atlanta.. Just above Cumming Ga the road will no longer be limited access, but start having intersections and a few red lights. Continue North on 400 6.4 miles past the 1st red light. Make a left on Dawson Foresr Road.( just before you get to North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall) Continue on Daweson Forest Road 5.5 Miles. You will Pass a gate and the parking is 100 yards on the right
Trail Length
27 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Dawsonville
   


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Review Date
April 5, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Charles ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Went to check this trail out. Doesn't look like anybody has given a review in about 8years. I live in Cumming so it was a short drive. Looks promising but there were a lot of horse riders out today. It was on a Saturday and I plan on riding it this Wed. I will post what I see when I get back.



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Review Date
July 18, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: kent ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great ride and much closer to the metro area than Bull. All trails are in good shape. I ride a couple of times a week here. You can avoid the horses if you go on a week day or early in the morning or late afternoon on weekends. You rarely see horses on the orange trail. Ride the orange or red trails after a rain. The blue trail can get very sticky, especially along the river. The orange trail is actually closer to ten miles and has a great downhill with big waterbar airs, short steep uphill sections, and some excellent single track. Red is mostly single track with some steep climbs and awesome braided trail descents. Blue is a good cruising trail, alternating between forest service roads and single/double track.

Recommended Route:
All trails are best counter-clockwise. Go orange to blue to red to get about a 20 mile loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bull-Jake system, Chicopee Woods, Central Park (Cumming)



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Review Date
February 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: thubeav ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A friend told me that the fire roads had been posted off limits to bicycle riders. Can someone comment on this. Is this true?

Recommended Route:
Great riding. Fun to ford the river. A little cold though now that it's February.



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Review Date
September 25, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kegsbu ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode the orange trail which is mostly fire & dirt/gravel road. In the back there are some fun single trails with creek crossings. Trail map indicated that the orange trail was 6.9 mi. however, trail is actually between 9-11 mi. watch for hunters and horses. The trail is pretty well marked with paint on the trees. The orange and red markers look VERY SIMULAR so the trailhead was not easy to figure out.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Have heard the red trail is difficult and fun.



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Review Date
May 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: flyfishtex ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is closed until June 17 for repairs. Drove there yesterday and gate was posted.



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